Growth is unsustainable De-growth is unstable The Dilemma of Growth GDP = Labour x LP
The Dilemma of Growth Source: Prosperity without growth, Tim Jackson (London, Earthscan 2009) x 130 improvement CO2/$ < zero by 2100?
Households Firms Income Investment Novelty Price Spending Increasing productivity The Engine of Growth shareholder value creative destruction status consumption a life without shame Credit
Prosperity consists in our ability to flourish as human beings – within the ecological limits of a finite planet. material flourishing: food, clothing, shelter social and psychological flourishing: identity, meaning, participation in the life of society rethinking social goods and public spaces A Better Prosperity?
A Better Economic Engine? Ecological Investment low carbon transition ecological assets livelihoods Ecological Enterprise provide capabilities support communities tread lightly